Things I Wore in October

October is the worst month in Arkansas. Things start LOOKING like fall, and you'll get an occasional crisp day that kind of feels fall-ish, but then a day later it's in the 80's again and you're just a tiny sweat factory. Humidity is the enemy of cuteness. So this month's "Things I Wore" is fun because you'll see a progression of the weather!

Disclosure: Some of these links make me money. Some don't, because I wanted to link the exact item for accuracy. I've provided similar options whenever something is old or sold out! Enjoy.

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First of the month stayed pretty solidly in the 80's during the day, 70's at night so there was no need for layers. I barely managed to get dressed these days.

Outfit 1: Top, Everlane. Pants, Zara. Flats, Parfois (similar from Asos).
Outfit 2: Tank, H&M. Overalls, Topshop (similar from Asos). Sneakers, Puma (you may have to search a bit for this color - but here's a VERY similar Puma from Free People!).
Outfit 3: Top, Old Navy (similar from Rack). Skirt, Rebecca Taylor. Flats, Zara (similar from AE).

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I did try to dig around in my closet this month and get creative with items that had a more fall-like feel that I could still wear in the heat, so I rediscovered this cute olive skirt from the Loft I bought a few years ago!

Skirt, Loft (similar from Rack). Tank, H&M. Sneakers, Adidas (similar in silver).

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By this outfit, things were starting to get chillier in the mornings and evenings so I was able to snuggle up in this extremely cute and cozy cardigan, which later would be slung around my hips around lunch time when it was warm again.

Cardigan, JustFab. Tank, Everlane. Skirt, Zara (similar). Boots, Stuart Weitzman (similar from Rack). Necklace, BaubleBar.

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After work Halloween party in the alley gave me an excuse to get creative with my workwear this day, so I went for the school girl look and then slipped on my Slytherin cape after 5. VERY SUBTLE.

Top, Elizabeth & Clarke. Skirt, JustFab. Suede Jacket, BlankNYC. Socks, Asos. Flats, Zara.
Slytherin Cape & Tie, eBay.

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Love, love love this sweater and have been wearing it any chance I get - here's my winter uniform for work.

Sweater, Elizabeth & Clark. Blouse, Elizabeth & Clark. Skirt, Belk (similar from QVC). Booties, Stuart Weitzman (basically identical from DSW).

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And finally, it was time to pull out the boots again. These demons are my favorite but I really need to put my calves on a diet so they'll go all the way up my leg like GIgi Hadid's. I walked outside in this get up and realized it was COLD, so I came back in and threw on a leather jacket and had to take another snap. Because being on time to work is overrated. 

Tunic, Asos. Mostly unseen skirt for modesty purposes, BCBGeneration. Boots, Stuart Weitzman (similar for less). Leather Jacket, Kenneth Cole (similar). Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Necklace, My grandma's 💕

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Have I mentioned that Halloween is my favorite month? Because it is. You can get away with SO much weird stuff in October. I actually startled a woman who got on the elevator with these bad boys. She said, "You do you girl, you just made my day." These monstrosities were appropriate because we were seeing a live Rocky Horror Show production at The Weekend Theater after work and you gotta go all out for Dr. Frankenfurter.

Jacket, Kenneth Cole. Tunic, Nordstrom (honestly would buy every color). Leggings, Spanx. Boots, ShoeDazzle.

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Here's some work wear for you from October. Layers is the name of the game when you walk to work, as is USB fan once you get to your desk.

Outfit 1: Top, Zara. Skirt, Belk. Heels, Valentino. Yes, I kind of felt like a flight attendant.
Outfit 2: Tunic, Nordstrom (same awesome one as before but in olive!). Trench, Everlane. Jeggings, Old Navy. Heels, Valentino.
Outfit 3: Blouse, H&M. Vest, Banana Republic (similar). Leggings, Spanx. Boots, JustFab.
Outfit 4: Cardigan, Halogen via Trunk Club. Tank, Lush via Trunk Club. Jeggings, Old Navy. Heels, Manolo Blahnik.

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Suede Jacket, Asos. Blouse, Elizabeth & Clarke. Tie, Asos (similar from F21). Jeggings, Old Navy. Flats, Aquazzura via Poshmark. Bag, Balenciaga via Poshmark.

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Another classic work to weekend fall look, brought to you by the exact same pieces you've seen a thousand times but probably haven't even noticed.

Suede jacket, BlankNYC. Tee, H&M. Jeggings, Old Navy. Necklace, BaubleBar. Heels, Manolo Blahnik.

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AND FINALLY...no October wear post would be complete without my Halloween costume? I've been spending basically all of my free time exploring in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Switch so I knew within ten seconds of playing that game what I was going to be for Halloween (here's what I am for the non-nerds in the room). That wig...was spectacular. I choose all of my costumes around wigs.

Costume: Handmade by me. Leggings, Spanx. Boots, Asos (similar from DSW). Wig, Amazon.

AJ Wears :: A Bird Shirt

I bought this bird shirt last year and never wore it. Classic me. Every time I put it on whatever bottoms I was wearing it with made me feel mumsy or school teacher-y. And then one day on a whim, I decided to try it with a circle skirt and BOOM. Outfit made. I'm honestly not sure it'll go with anything else, but it was cheap so I also am not sure I mind.

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Shirt, SheIn (exact - but sold out. SheIn has so many cute blouses right now though!).
Skirt, JustFab (exact).
Heels, Steve Madden (exact).
Bag, Chanel (from PARIS!).

Things I Wore in September

Even though I wasn't blogging in August and September that much, I did try and take lots of photos of my outfits. We're finally settling into our new place and my OOTD mirror gets a LOT more light, so I've been snapping photos before I go out or go to work to keep track.

It continues to be HOT in the South, quelle surprise, so I've been keeping it easy and breezy the past two months! As always, some links are affiliate links (which means I'll get a couple of cents if you click them or a referral if you buy!) but not all; I did my best to find similar items for any that are sold out, older items, or generally expensive.

First up: Went out for a sushi date in our neighborhood and I managed to glow up really quickly and felt cute, so here's my Saturday sushi outfit.

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Top, Zara. Pants, Old Navy. Heels, Manolo Blahnik - you're going to be seeing a lot of them on this post. And a sneak peek at my bag I got in Paris, which will be debuting soon.

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I actually did a lot of going out in September from watching the Hogs lose (outfit 1), eating at Dugan's almost once a week because it's across the street (outfit 2), and just general errands (outfit 3).

Outfit 1: Top, Asos (similar from Boohoo). Shorts, Belk (similar from Asos). Sandals, JustFab.
Outfit 2: Sweater, Old Navy (similar from XXI). Shorts, not sure but I cut them up myself (similar from SheIn). Booties, JustFab.
Outfit 3: Top, Loft (similar from Macy's). Jeans, Old Navy. Mules, Poshmark (exact, she accepts offers!).

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A little #OOTN from dinner with my in-laws. I stalked this top when Eva Chen wore it on Instagram a couple of times and managed to snag the last one from Shopbop! It's by Whistles if you want to stalk it, but if you like the general style this one from Forever 21 is cute. Jeans are Old Navy, heels are Manolo, etc etc I am a creature of habit.

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I also worked in September, and I've been trying to up my game a little when it comes to my work wear. I got sloppy in August and basically just wore a t-shirt and jeans every day, which is totally acceptable in a startup environment, but this month I tried to get back in the swing of things. Eventually I hope to be in bloggable fall outfits and taking photos on the reg.

Outfit 1: Top, Trina Turk. Cardigan, Elizabeth & Clark. Pants, Ann Taylor (similar from QVC). Heels, Manolo Blahnik.
Outfit 2: Top, Forever 21 (similar from Boohoo). Blazer, 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar from Mango). Skirt, JustFab (exact). Flats, Dillard's (similar from Boden).
Outfit 3: Top, Elizabeth & Clarke. Pants, The Limited. Heels, Manolo Blahnik (THEY'RE MY FAVORITE OKAY - Steve Madden actually has a great affordable dupe!)

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More workwear. Top is from Forever 21 and I continue to love it years later (similar from Macy's), skirt (exact) and shoes are JustFab.

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If you've followed me for a while, you know my feelings on multiples. It just makes you look like you're wearing the exact same outfit in different colors. Here's a great example of that, since I bought the same pants in two different colors from Zara - but they're so breezy and comfy, I don't care. They're basically the only pants I can wear right now since it's still 90.

Outfit 1: Top, Lush via Trunk Club. Necklace, BaubleBar. Pants, Zara (these are the nude). Shoes, GUESS WHO???
Outfit 2: Top, ???. Pants, Zara. Heels, Stuart Weitzman (similar for less from Asos).

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Another boring work outfit but my shoes were fun! Top, The Limited. Shoes, Zara. Pants, Old Navy.

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And finally, we celebrated our sweet friends Jeff & Erin in September which meant getting decked out in our wedding finest. Since it was a backyard wedding, I went with a "sexy casual" vibe and BB is in all Express. Romper is from Asos - I ordered it for my trip to Mexico earlier this year and it's just dressy enough for evening (here's a similar option). Heels are Stuart Weitzman (similar for less from Asos)..

If you want to keep up with all of my outfits, make sure you follow me on Instagram - I've been snapping them to my stories every day when I remember. And if you miss one, I'll catch up with you again in October!